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By Jay Sekulow1314636557000

At a time when family and friends will gather at Ground Zero to commemorate the loss of thousands murdered in the nation's worst terrorist attack, the remembrance likely will be even more painful for many.

Why?

Mayor Bloomberg says the city will not permit clergy - any clergy - to participate at the 10th anniversary of 9/11. No public prayer. Period. From the Mayor: "Everybody would like to participate, but the fact is that everyone cannot participate."

Why ban clergy and religious leaders from participating in such an important event? This is absolutely ridiculous and offensive to the thousands of Americans who find comfort and solace in prayer. For many, 9/11 is not a distant memory. It's still very real - they face day-to-day struggles to cope with the loss of loved ones.

There's been an overwhelming reaction of anger and disappointment to the Mayor's decision. Former Deputy Mayor, Rudy Washington, who was at Ground Zero on 2001, simply put it: "I just find it offensive."

This decision by Mayor Bloomberg is wrong and should be reversed. That's why we're mobilizing thousands of Americans to send a message to Mayor Bloomberg - prayer is an integral part of the tragedy of 9/11. Please reconsider and permit clergy to take part in this most solemn event.

Sign on to our letter to Mayor Bloomberg now. Add your name here.

Victory: Establishment Clause Rejected

By Laura Hernandez1434052717801

Today, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously held that a Tennessee Public School District did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when it contracted with a Christian school for its "alternative school." Faced with a severe budgetary shortfall, the Jefferson...

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No Islamic Indoctrination in School

By Carly F. Gammill1429625977564

“Pretend you are a Muslim.” This was the instruction given in a class assignment at Union Grove High School in Union Grove, Wisconsin, requiring students to take on the persona of a Muslim in order to write a “point of view” essay in which they discussed their daily Islamic religious practices and...

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Islamic Indoctrination in Schools?

By Jay Sekulow1429303011778

"Pretend you are Muslim." That's an assignment being given to students in at least one public school in Madison, Wisconsin. The public school class assignment asks students to write a 5-paragraph essay pretending they are Muslim, providing examples of daily rituals and any struggles they face. Here...

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Prayer Reaffirmed at the Supreme Court

By Matthew Clark1399313940000

In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that prayer before legislative meetings is constitutional. In debunking one of the greatest myths in Establishment Clause jurisprudence, the Court held that not only is opening such meetings in prayer constitutional, it is not limited to...

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